Golden Sun Hacking Community
January 22, 2018, 08:28:52 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
  Home   Forum   DC Wiki Help Search Calendar Downloads Login Register  
Poll
Question: What do you think about releasing your identity when you win a big lottery?
Nuetral/don't care. - 0 (0%)
I'd perfer to be anonymous, but I'd take the money anyway. - 5 (83.3%)
Nuetral/don't care. - 1 (16.7%)
I like the idea of being publicly identified, so great! - 0 (0%)
I will only take the money if publicly identified. Yay! - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 6

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Identified Lottery Winner?  (Read 2224 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Fox
Fox McCloud, the Hacking Doctor
Mercury Clan

Prodigy
*

Coins: 28
Offline Offline

I am: certainly not a Gallant!
Clan Position: Head Gallant
Posts: 2404

« on: September 24, 2013, 09:48:39 AM »

Some states require that you are identified, while others don't. I guess many of them that require it also vary in just how far they go with identity. (Ex: News conference.)

Honestly, I feel this is like a violation of privacy, since when people know about that sort of stuff, they are more likely to expect you to give them some. (And in larger amounts.) And for people who have a hard time saying no, this could mean bankruptcy in like the next 5 years, for example. Not to mention how this breaks your security. Meaning that now, you may be more vulnerable to robberies and all that stuff.

Oh, and then there's the media, they might come find you.

Although, I assume one could guess that being identified is one of their ways on proving that they are not a lottery scam, and that they are truely giving out prizes. Pretty much in hopes to get more people playing the lottery. The power of suggestion, I guess. If you see a winner, you are tempted to think you are more likely to win, but you aren't. As for getting more people to play, I would think that being publicly identified would have the reverse effect. (Atleast for shy/private people.) Except for people who like to be in the spotlight.


P.S. = I decided to post this because of something I saw/heard on the news.


Also, feel free to post if you have ever won any lotteries. (Or just post anyway.)
« Last Edit: September 24, 2013, 10:01:57 AM by Teawater » Logged

Golden Sun Docs: Broken Seal - The Lost Age - Dark Dawn | Mario Sports Docs: Mario Golf & Mario Tennis | Misc. Docs
Refer to Yoshi's Lighthouse for any M&L hacking needs...

Remember kids! Before you go on that interview, remember to wash your hands in teawater! *Coughs on hand* (Excuse me, I just coughed up a little teawater, so they're still clean!) You wouldn't want that hiring manager to be unimpressed.

May the force be with you!
Shoo! Why does it smell in here?
Maybe that's the wrong kind of force. *smirk*
View Profile
Misery
Bad Luck

Great Member
***

Coins: 2
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Clan Position: Mercury Hack Leader
Posts: 709

« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 11:47:39 AM »

And then there's the risk of theft when someone becomes publicly known to suddenly have a large amount of money... they're not used to being rich, so they might not know how to protect it. It just seems like a bad thing to do. As for me though... I never play any lotteries anyway.

But they could of course, as you say, want to identify winners for verification purposes. I think that's fine, assuming they're somewhat discreet about it. I often see "person in this town won X hundred thousand/million" in places where lottery tickets are being sold, and that seems perfectly find to me. It's not really a smart advertisement though, in reality the chances of the winning ticket being sold again in the same place are statistically very small. But I guess most people don't realize that.

Looking at the topic title made me think we had another spammer, until I saw your name, haha.
Logged
View Profile
Fox
Fox McCloud, the Hacking Doctor
Mercury Clan

Prodigy
*

Coins: 28
Offline Offline

I am: certainly not a Gallant!
Clan Position: Head Gallant
Posts: 2404

« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 09:18:39 PM »

And then there's the risk of theft when someone becomes publicly known to suddenly have a large amount of money... they're not used to being rich, so they might not know how to protect it. It just seems like a bad thing to do. As for me though... I never play any lotteries anyway.
That's sort of what I was talking about when I said
Quote
Not to mention how this breaks your security. Meaning that now, you may be more vulnerable to robberies and all that stuff.
But thanks for adding that "not know how to protect it" part. I think smart people get reputable lawyers and financial advisors. (Atleast, from one article I read: http://www.palisadeshudson.com/2012/05/putting-lottery-winners-on-display/) And also, you would probably make an investment, as well?

@Link:
Quote
In fact, only six states – Kansas, Maryland, Delaware, Michigan, North Dakota and Ohio – allow lottery winners to remain anonymous.
I think they forgot South Carolina, since on the news, someone won there, and they were allowed to go Anonymous. (But ofcourse, there is that chance that laws may have changed in the last year?)
« Last Edit: September 24, 2013, 09:36:15 PM by Teawater » Logged

Golden Sun Docs: Broken Seal - The Lost Age - Dark Dawn | Mario Sports Docs: Mario Golf & Mario Tennis | Misc. Docs
Refer to Yoshi's Lighthouse for any M&L hacking needs...

Remember kids! Before you go on that interview, remember to wash your hands in teawater! *Coughs on hand* (Excuse me, I just coughed up a little teawater, so they're still clean!) You wouldn't want that hiring manager to be unimpressed.

May the force be with you!
Shoo! Why does it smell in here?
Maybe that's the wrong kind of force. *smirk*
View Profile
Misery
Bad Luck

Great Member
***

Coins: 2
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Clan Position: Mercury Hack Leader
Posts: 709

« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2013, 04:15:33 PM »

Oops, way to fail at reading, me.

At least we're in agreement.
And you should never assume people are smart.
Logged
View Profile
Fox
Fox McCloud, the Hacking Doctor
Mercury Clan

Prodigy
*

Coins: 28
Offline Offline

I am: certainly not a Gallant!
Clan Position: Head Gallant
Posts: 2404

« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2013, 04:21:14 AM »

Quote
And you should never assume people are smart.
That is true, but you should also never assume they are all dumb as well. After-all, even I had something to learn from that article. And with the internet these days, information should travel pretty fast.(Imagine what it will be like in another century?)
« Last Edit: September 26, 2013, 04:22:47 AM by Teawater » Logged

Golden Sun Docs: Broken Seal - The Lost Age - Dark Dawn | Mario Sports Docs: Mario Golf & Mario Tennis | Misc. Docs
Refer to Yoshi's Lighthouse for any M&L hacking needs...

Remember kids! Before you go on that interview, remember to wash your hands in teawater! *Coughs on hand* (Excuse me, I just coughed up a little teawater, so they're still clean!) You wouldn't want that hiring manager to be unimpressed.

May the force be with you!
Shoo! Why does it smell in here?
Maybe that's the wrong kind of force. *smirk*
View Profile
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Cbox
Today at 03:35:58 PM
Fox: Referring to the Golf game.
Today at 03:35:07 PM
Fox: Interesting. So... Atrius's Editor = It seems there are fewer English lines in the (U) version? So the number of strings he coded in for is based on the (E) version.
January 17, 2018, 04:07:51 PM
KyleRunner: :D
January 16, 2018, 08:44:56 PM
Fox: I must say... life can be complicated..... when you have question(s) (via email) ... and it seems like they sort of get ignored. :D ; Fun, (And sometimes, a person may respond, and completely not answer the question.... so like... 3-person conversation.) Hahahaha!!
January 15, 2018, 07:26:16 PM
Fox: (path) 1 text=(address) char=(address) free=(address) ; << Well, closer to this... but yeah... even if I do choose to have defaults in the code, I could still use this method for overrides.
January 15, 2018, 07:24:28 PM
Fox: So like (path) 0 text=(address) char=(address) len=(number) ; (path) 1 free=(address) ; Or something. But that's just a quick example.
January 15, 2018, 06:59:14 PM
Fox: Hopefully. I was wanting to make it so you could put in the addresses/etc. as one of the arguments in the path. Hm?
January 15, 2018, 03:37:07 PM
KyleRunner: Nice! I hope you'll add compatibility with others games (GS1, Mario Golf and Tennis) soon.
January 14, 2018, 11:40:09 PM
Fox: Okay. Posted (in Downloads section) an initial cutdown version for now, for my text compressor. Basically to separate the code from my Editor for anyone who wants to mess with it. It only supports GS2, because I still didn't add the addresses/etc. for the other games.
January 14, 2018, 05:01:00 PM
Fox: Okay! Going to need to think how I want it to work. Initial thoughts is maybe have a number of arguments in the filepath thing. And have a number of shortcuts (files) to be used as examples. Assuming there are no problems.
January 14, 2018, 10:38:24 AM
KyleRunner: Well... I'm used to editing text ina a text editor, so... yes! Thanks in advance!
January 13, 2018, 11:38:43 PM
Fox: (Text editor = Text Document like notepad.)
January 13, 2018, 11:38:21 PM
Fox: Would you prefer during the text editing in a text editor? (Like what gstoolkit lets you do?) I could probably make a separate tool or something to compress it.
January 13, 2018, 10:10:02 PM
KyleRunner: Ok. Once I finish my Lost Age translation, I'll try a Mario Golf one. Thanks. (But I'll need help).
January 13, 2018, 10:03:17 PM
Fox: If you want to make it "permanent" (part of a hack), then you'd edit code in the ROM that writes to this location of the IDs you'd want to change. (You can find these locations by using a breakpoint debugger like SDL-H or no$gba.)
January 13, 2018, 10:00:11 PM
Fox: Reload/switch = Recommended to be done through Debug mode/warp menu, ofcourse... since doors seem to appear as if they were disabled? ; 03001238:01 and B+Start to get to warp menu.
January 13, 2018, 09:55:39 PM
Fox: @Kyle Runner = It might be, but you'd have to use the correct addresses for Mario Golf, rather than for GS2 as I have it right now. ; @raijinken = Yes. 02000454 = ID of leader. (Change this and reload/switch room you are in, enjoy.)
January 13, 2018, 02:23:29 PM
raijinken: Hey guys, is it possible to somehow change the lead character on the map? Was wondering. I remember there was a cheat to use Jenna, but what if I wanted Isaac, or Piers?
January 13, 2018, 02:10:03 PM
KyleRunner: Hey, Fox *
January 13, 2018, 02:09:37 PM
KyleRunner: Hey, is your text editor compatible with Mario Golf (GBA)?

Affiliates
Temple of Kraden Golden Sunrise
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.062 seconds with 24 queries.